This unit will develop a high level of knowledge, clinical decision making and problem-solving skill by using complex cases related to clinical exercise physiology practice. The cases will include pathologies from the cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular and metabolic areas. Academic staff and experienced Exercise Physiology practitioners will use clinical scenarios and problem-based learning to guide students through the process of selecting and administering appropriate screening and assessment tools and developing effective, individualized exercise management plans. The clinical scenarios will present more complex cases than previously covered and will require the student to integrate prior knowledge and experiences with new learning.
42 hours across 12 weeks (1-12)
Mid-semester assessment (25%), Written case study and oral defence (35%), and final exam (40%)
The following four textbooks are also recommended to compliment online material Clinical Exercise: A Case-based Approac (2011) Cameron M, Selig S,Hemphill D. Churchill Livingston (Elsvier) Publishers. Clinical Exercise Physiology (2009). Ehrman, J.K., Gordon, P.M., Visich, P.S. and Keteyian, S.J., editors, 2nd Ed., Human Kinetics. ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities. (2009)., Durstine, J.L. and Moore, G.E., editors 3rd Ed., Human Kinetics. Woolf-May K. Exercise prescription. Physiological foundations. London: Elsevier. 2006. The ECG Made Easy. (6th Edition) (2003) Hampton JR. Churchill-Livingstone,